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You told us: You're split over buying a Mediatek-powered Samsung flagship

It was close, but it turns out that a slim majority of polled readers wouldn't buy a Mediatek-powered Samsung flagship.
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April 11, 2022
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Samsung has long stuck to using Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets in its flagship smartphones, but this state of affairs could reportedly change in the future. A Korean news outlet reported that Samsung is considering the use of Mediatek power for some Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy S23 models.

Is this something you’d welcome, though? We asked whether you’d buy a Mediatek-powered Samsung flagship phone and here’s how you answered the poll.

Would you buy a Mediatek-powered Samsung flagship?

Results

The poll drew over 1,400 votes after going live on April 6, and it turns out that this was a pretty close-run affair. 53.21% of respondents said they wouldn’t buy a flagship Samsung phone if it had Mediatek power. Meanwhile, 46.79% of polled readers said they would buy a Mediatek-powered Samsung flagship.

More reading: All you need to know about Mediatek processors

We’re not too surprised by the “no” camp narrowly winning out, as enthusiasts have traditionally steered clear of Mediatek silicon and embraced Snapdragon silicon for custom ROM development and updates.

Interestingly enough, most of the comments are in favor of Samsung using a Mediatek chipset, with some readers pointing to the new Dimensity 9000 chipset as being a worthy alternative. The Dimensity 9000 looks like a great match for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 used in the Galaxy S22 series, although relatively few phones offer this chipset right now.

Comments

  • Chandler Bing: I really wish its gonna happen. I have been using s22 for 1 month now and what should I say 8gen1 is a disaster. everything is great about the mobile except there is a lot of heating and battery issues, the only reason im keeping it is for the compact size. i dont mind using dimensity in next generation S series, its a good processor and has a lot of potential.
  • Tennisfreak: They better use something better than the hot POS that Snapdragon has become. I WONT BUY another Samsung phone until they put in a proper performing (thermal, CPU, and GPU) SoC.
  • Joe Black: Well, it’s much better than Exynos, that’s for sure.
  • Rapscalion: If the 9000 was used that would probably be a buy.
  • Dogeanimupower: If it’s ultra power efficient (aka uses insignificant amount of power and battery lasts long) and it doesn’t heat and throttle, I don’t care if peak performance is weaker than a SD888 as long as they can maintain their max power and don’t get hot.